Nicky Adams has returned to Northampton Town after leaving Bury.

The 32-year-old has penned a two-year deal having won the League Two title with the Cobblers in 2016.

The midfielder announced on Tuesday that his third spell with the Shakers was over having helped the club make an immediate return to League One.

Adams has been an outspoken critic of owner Steve Dale during the club’s on-going off-field turmoil and will now look to get another promotion on his CV.

"I don't think I really need to say too much about Nicky," said Northampton boss Keith Curle.

"Supporters here know all about him and the quality he has.

“He has been a hugely popular figure wherever he has played and I am delighted to be able to bring him back to the club.

 “He had 16 assists in this league last season, which was five more than anyone else and that shows what an influence he is.

“He had offers to go elsewhere but his knowledge of the club, the people here and how we are looking to play next season were all big factors.

"Obviously the season he had at Bury was successful on the field, but it was difficult off the field because of the problems at the club and the players there conducted themselves superbly to get the job done.

“Nicky was a leader in that group and he can be a leader here too.

"That winning experience, and his all round attitude and approach to the game are all first class, and he ticks all the boxes we are looking for. The dressing room culture is important, Nicky is a team player, he is used to being in successful dressing rooms and hopefully he can experience that again here.”